Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Who do I look like

I always joked with Ben during the IVF procedures that we would still need a paternity test afterwards just to make sure she was his and there wasn't a mix up.  Things you do to alleviate some infertility stress!  But after looking at his baby picture I think it is safe to assume that she looks like her daddy.  But there is still a little of me in her too!  What do you guys think?  Daddy? Mommy? Perfect Combination? 

Mommy as a little troublemaker!

Goldilocks - Wait I mean Daddy!

Miss Ava

Don't worry I will not be upset if she looks like daddy.  I find him quite cute myself! :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

MM Snapshot-Lake

This weekend Ava and I went to the lake with some friends.  We even spent the night on the houseboat.  Ava loved the boat used to get to the cove where the houseboat was and loved the water.  She dealt with the life jacket cause I insisted it must be worn- we may have had our first 'really mom' moment when she first looked at me with it on.

I even stole a quick moment to ride my old jet ski that our friends purchased from us.  It was fabulous to be out on the lake by myself for a minute or two.  Having the wind blow thru my hair... Amazing. 
Filing up the car to go to the lake!

Yes, someone gave Ava a cheese puff.  She love it.  But that was her one and only!

In a couple of year, baby girl, in a couple of years.

The boat to the houseboat.  

Good times at the lake.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Current happenings in Kellyland

  • Monday morning in my morning trip to the car I dropped my phone and shattered the screen.  I went to the ATT store at lunch and realized I had left my wallet in the diaper bag at home.  Therefore, I had to wait another day before getting a new phone.  Luckily, I was still able to use my phone without getting chards of glass in my fingers.  I was able to upgrade the phone and get a $45 trade in value for my old phone.  
  • Friends are going down to the lake and staying in a boat house this weekend.  We have been invited but Ben is working Saturday night and I don’t know if I want to go without him.  It is a heavy drinking crowd and it will be the first time having Ava out on the water.  I am sure it will be fine and I will have lots of fun once I get there but at the same time I am just nervous about it.  I think if I decide to go down I am going to drive separately and then I can always leave if Ava is not doing well.   
  • Then next weekend Ava and I are going up home to PA for my grandmother’s memorial.  Ben is unable to make it so a friend is going with us.  We drive home.  It takes about 12 hours now with Ava.  I had ever intention on going by myself (and Ava of course).  I have family every couple of hours that I could stop in at rest or take a break if need be.  But everyone else thought that was a bad idea.  Even though I am sure they are right, I still struggle with losing some of that independence.  But the silver lining is Teri, Ava, and I will have a blast road tripping!
  • The end of the month we are our doing our annual pig roast.  We get a pig and Ben roasts it all day.  All our friends come over for the day and we have a good time.  Swimming, playing corn hole, assuming adult beverages, and just plain letting our hair down.  I am super excited for it even though I have shit ton of things that need to be done before the party.  
  • I am registering for my annual work conference.  It is out of town and Ben and Ava can’t go with me.  My parents are coming down to watch Ava so Ben can work (his second shift schedule is not conducive to Ava’s schedule.)  Ben is already taking bets if I can make it for the 4 nights 5 days of going without Ava.  I can do it… but I am a little nervous being away from her for that long.  There will be a lot of pumping and dumping that week.  
  • Finally, I am debating on starting up studying/testing for the CPA again.  I figure I could do it at night after Ava goes to bed (by 7:30).  I would just have to focus.  I really want my CPA but I am still hesitant on having the drive to study.  I am also scared on the cost.  I am looking at approximately $1,500 in study materials and then about another $1,000 in testing fees.   
  • I think I could go on and on with this bullets but I will leave you with the best news we have: AVA IS CRAWLING!!! Well army crawling.  It is super cute and it means that she is getting bigger!  I am loving this stage right now but I wont lie I miss my little cuddle bug!

Monday, July 1, 2013

MM Snapshot - Grocery Shopping

While Daddy was sleeping, Ava and I went grocery shopping.  This was the first time she sat in the cart all by herself.  It was so funny as soon as I put her in the seat she gripped the cart for dear life!  I told her even though Mommy has a need for speed in her car, she doesn't with the shopping cart!